Good morning everyone! Steve, from Steve’s Country here, I hope you all remember me, it has been a long time since I was here last. It is so nice of Benjamin to allow me to be a part of the campfire friends! So, please join me at my favorite bench here and we can look across the river while I tell you a true story of something that happened to me one day.
And I will add right away, that this is a rather normal thing with me, I get a lot of these odd kind of days. This one happened one summer day when I decided to take a drive out of town early in the morning to see what kind of birds I could find. I enjoy doing things like that. So I was up at 4 am and off I went, but that’s a story in itself so we’ll leave that for now. But when I returned it was now 7 am and I was getting hungry and ready for a nice country breakfast.
Now there was this little country restaurant outside of town that always seemed to have vehicles parked out front so I figured they must have good food at this place. But I had never been there before now so I decided to try it out. There was two vehicles parked out front already so I knew I wouldn’t be the only one in the restaurant this time. I had problems one other time at a restaurant, but we’ll leave that one too for now.I park and go in but there is no one inside. I walk to a table and sit down. It was a nice looking, though small, restaurant. A head peaked out the kitchen door. Then a guy comes out wearing a very dirty apron and says, you want somethin? No, I just came in to rest my feet. I didn’t actually say that, but almost did.
I’ll have a coffee and the breakfast special, I said. Okay, he said and disappeared into the kitchen. He came back with the coffee pot and a cup. He stared inside the cup. Then blew into it. I should have left at that point, but hey, I wanted breakfast. He poked his finger into the cup, I better get a different cup, he said, this one is dirty. At least he recognized that. He left the coffee pot on the table and left. I waited. And waited. Was I supposed to drink right out of the coffee pot? Finally he comes back with another cup. This one is clean, he said. It took him that long to find a clean cup? We also don’t have the breakfast special today, he added. Okay, I will have bacon and eggs and toast, I said. Okay, and he left. He comes back. What kind of bread do you want. I figured I better make this easy for the guy and just asked for white bread. He left. Comes back a short time later and says they don’t have any white bread. How about rye? He goes. He comes back and says they don’t have any rye bread either.
What do you have? Actually, he says, we don’t have any bread. Now why didn’t he tell me this right away? I’ll still have the bacon and eggs, with hash browns. Okay, and off he went. I really should have left, but it was getting interesting. He comes back. We don’t have any bacon, would sausages be okay? Fine, I said and off he goes. He returns a short time later. I still don’t smell anything cooking. We don’t have any sausages, he says. Now why did he ask if sausages would be okay if they don’t have them? Do you have eggs and hash browns, I ask? He leaves.
I should have left too, but by this time I just had to wait and see what would happen next. He comes back. Actually, he says, we don’t have any food. We will be going shopping this morning. I just stared, could this really be happening? Want more coffee, he asks? No thanks I said, I paid for my coffee and left. Once in my car I burst out laughing! Things like this could only happen to me. Well, I sure hope you enjoyed my little adventure in not eating breakfast. And you are all welcome to come over to Steve’s Country and enjoy more of the strange happenings with me. Just click on my name, stop by and say hi! Thanks for reading, have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin (my cat). ©2021 Steve McLeod.